Glider Flying Handbook
It is essential for persons using this handbook to become familiar with and apply the pertinent parts of 14 CFR and the
Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM). The AIM is available online at www.faa.gov. The current Flight Standards
Service airman training and testing material and learning statements for all airman certificates and ratings can be obtained from www.faa.gov.
This handbook is published by the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Airman
Testing Standards Branch, AFS-630, P.O. Box 25082, Oklahoma City, OK 73125.
The Glider Flying Handbook is designed as a technical manual for applicants who are preparing for glider category
rating and for currently certificated glider pilots who wish to improve their knowledge. Certificated flight instructors will
find this handbook a valuable training aid, since detailed coverage of aeronautical decision-making, components and
systems, aerodynamics, flight instruments, performance limitations, ground operations, flight maneuvers, traffic patterns,
emergencies, soaring weather, soaring techniques, and cross-country flight is included. Topics such as radio navigation and
communication, use of flight information publications, and regulations are available in other Federal Aviation Administration